Privacy Notice - Purposely
Purposely’s goal is to support founders to embed purpose into their business by using or considering the company limited by shares legal structure. As such, we provide a website application that you can use to create your company articles, and embed purpose into the DNA of your business.
Purposely is operated by Social Enterprise Coalition CIC (“Social Enterprise UK”), a UK registered company (company number 4426564), with the support of Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP (“Bates Wells”), a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (OC325522) (together, ‘we’, or ‘us’).
This Privacy Notice applies to personal data processed by us on our website, https://getpurpose.ly, and gives you detailed information on (i) why and when we collect your personal data when you use our website, (ii) how we use your personal data, (iii) how we keep it secure, and (iv) how you can let us know if you would like us to change how we manage it.
Table of contents
What is Personal Data?
The information we collect
We may collect the following personal data about you:
When you access our website, we also collect information about your computer, including, where available, your IP address, operating system, and browser type. We do this for system administration purposes, including to analyse trends and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use so that we can improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content.
You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide us with your personal data. If you choose not to do so, of course, we may not be able to contact you.
How we use your personal data
We may use your personal data for the following purposes:
We do not use automatic decision-making or engage in profiling. If a situation arises where we intend to use your personal data for any reason beyond and incompatible with its original purpose, we will notify you and provide additional information ahead of time.
We will not sell or distribute your information to third parties. We shall not use your personal data as part of our own general marketing activities.
We will only use personal data when the law allows us to (i.e. where we have a ‘lawful basis’). At least one of these must apply whenever personal data is to be processed:
Your data subject rights are listed below:
In order to exercise these rights, please email us at email@example.com Please be aware that we may be unable to comply with your request under certain circumstances, for example if we are legally prevented from doing so or can rely on exemptions.
Sharing your personal data with third parties
We may share your personal data with third parties, including the following:
Third party websites
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
International data transfers
The data that we collect from you will be processed at our servers in the UK.
We do not currently transfer personal data we hold to a country outside the UK. If we do so, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data is protected in accordance with appropriate safeguards, especially where the recipient country is not considered to be adequate under UK law. In particular, we will rely on the appropriate safeguards under Data Protection Law, such as the UK International Data Transfer Agreement approved by the UK Government to protect your personal data.
Security of your information
To help protect the privacy of personal data you transmit through use of this website, we maintain physical, technical and administrative safeguards. We update and test our security technology on an ongoing basis. We restrict access to your personal data to those employees who need to know that information to provide benefits or services to you. In addition, we train our employees about the importance of confidentiality and maintaining the privacy and security of your information. We commit to taking appropriate disciplinary measures to enforce our employees' privacy responsibilities. That being said, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us in accordance with the “Contact us” section below.
How long we store your personal data for
We store your personal data in accordance with our data retention policy. This policy is reviewed and updated internally to ensure we do not store your data for longer than is necessary. We also review how and where we store any data to ensure that we meet our obligation to store data securely.
In addition, some of the data we hold may be subject to certain legal and regulatory obligations, which provide a minimum retention period for different types of data. The retention period varies depending on the data we hold.
The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data are:
After expiration of that period, the corresponding information is routinely securely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of a contract, the initiation of a contract or to protect or defend our position or that of a third party. If you have any questions about retention periods, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to this Privacy Notice
This Privacy Notice was last updated on 14 March 2023. We may vary this Notice from time to time, and such variations become effective on posting on this website – please check back from time to time. If we decide to make significant changes to our policy, we will contact you where reasonably possible.
You have a right to lodge a complaint against us, which you can do by contacting the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”). For further information on your rights and how to complain to the ICO, please refer to the ICO website at www.ico.org.uk/concerns.
If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Notice or the way in which we handle your personal data, please contact us at:
Social Enterprise UK
21 Prescot Street